SAN FRANCISCO – A field service engineer alleges he was not properly compensated for all hours worked by his former employer.

Brant E. Kinnsch filed a complaint on Jan. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Zwick USA LP and Does 1-100 alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 28, 2013, he commenced working for the defendant as a field service engineer, was misclassified as an exempt employee, and was expected to work regularly in excess of 40 hours in a week. He alleges he worked without being provided with proper overtime or doubletime premium wages. The suit states he resigned in July 2016.

The plaintiff holds Zwick USA LP and Does 1-100 responsible because the defendants allegedly misclassified by defendants in direct violation of the labor code, failed to compensate plaintiff for all hours worked, and failed to provide plaintiff with compliant and accurate itemized wage statements.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor, overtime and doubletime premium wages owed, interest, attorney’s fees, costs of suit, penalties, injunctive relief, accounting of all the compensation, and further relief that the court considers just. He is represented by Anthony R. Strauss and Aris E. Karakalos of Strauss Law Group APC in Ventura.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00061

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